Managers and Coaches

As an active member of the North American County Board (NACB) of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the Seattle Gaels compete throughout North America in Gaelic sports tournaments. Below are the managers and coaches for the 2011 tournament teams in football, hurling and camogie.

Gaelic Football

James Corcoran is from the club Clonaslee St. Manamans in Laois and moved from Ireland to Seattle just last year.  He plays both Hurling and Football for the Seattle Gaels.  Appointed Manager for the Seattle Mens Gaelic Football team for 2012 James hopes to use his 20 years of club Football experience to help bring Seattle back to prominence.  He is has formed a strong panel of players containing a mixture of seasoned players and new recruits to the sport.

James Corcoran - Men's Football Manager

Katie Corcoran is a Northwest native who first learned Gaelic Football in 2006 from her now-husband (and Men’s Football Manager), James, while they were both living in France. Katie is a longtime member of the Seattle Gaels, and competed with both the Ladies Football and Camogie teams at Nationals. A soccer player since the age of seven, Katie is a competitor who relishes the fast-pace and varied skills of Gaelic Football.

Katie Corcoran - Ladies Football Manager

Hurling & Camogie

Chris Culver and Patrick Hurely are veteran members of the Gaels hurling program.

Hurling Coaches

  • Matt Everett
  • Paul McGarry
  • Ian Tinker
  • Brian White

Chris Culver and Patrick Hurley - Hurling Managers

Vanessa Peterson is the Seattle Gaels Camogie Manager. Vanessa brings a lifetime of high-level sports experience, including a strong background in the martial arts.

Camogie Coach

  • Liam Boyle
Kim Beckett

Vanessa Peterson - Camogie Manager

Youth Development

Terry Lynch has been with the Gaels for for many years and has headed up the Gaels’ youth program for nearly all of them. He is a GAA Certified Player Coach and a GAA Certified Coaching Instructor for the U.S. Northwest Region. Being a parent of three boys, hurlers all, has made him a natural choice for the role, and an effective youth manager. In addition to managing our youth players Terry also is the club point-person for relationships with area high schools, where he arranges school presentations and helps with PE departments interested in teaching Gaelic Sports. He works as a lawyer and a judge by day.
Terry Lynch

Terry Lynch - Youth Manager


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